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G/I stays perfect


Georgetown/Ipswich piled up three more wins to remain undefeated (18-0). The Forgitano brothers, Ian and Troy, got things rolling with two wins apiece at 106 and 113 and Mark Mansfield had a big day at 170 with three pins. Erik Bratland looked sharp with a pair of wins at 195.

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Wrestling, 01/21/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pentucket wins opener

Pentucket wrestling pulled out an exciting 28-24 win over Salem (Mass.). Mason Linger picked up his first varsity win by pin in 46 seconds, and Jason Young, Andrew Gould, Devin Young and Kalon Boston all picked up key wins as well.

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Wrestling, 12/08/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Parisotto leads North Andover

Brendan Parisotto was in total control for North Andover on Thursday, allowing one hit while striking out 10 over five shutout innings to lead the Scarlet Knights to a 10-0 first round win over Revere. Parisotto also went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs, and Joey Kramer went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and a run.

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Baseball, 06/02/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Royals get first win

Georgetown softball picked up its first win of the season in dramatic fashion, scoring five runs in the eighth inning and then holding off a late Salem (MA) charge to win 11-10 in extras. Kylie Hayward went 2 for 6 with three RBIs.

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Softball, 04/27/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Doherty on a roll


Central Catholic senior Dan Doherty, who had a big pin against Chelmsford earlier in the week, had three pins in the Raiders' easy quad-meet sweep to improve to 17-4 on the year. Nolan Donovan was 2-0 with two pins at 160 to improve to 29-1 on the year and Tom Pagliarulo was 3-0 with two pins to improve to 32-2. Central improved to 17-1 on the season.

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Wrestling, 01/23/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover rolls

The Andover girls lacrosse team dominated Salem (MA) from the opening horn, jumping out to a 6-0 lead within the first five minutes en route to a 16-3 win in the first round of the state tournament. Caroline Curtin and Jordan Torres each had hat tricks for the Golden Warriors.

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Girls Lacrosse, 06/01/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

All-States: Hoehn redemption

SALEM — Fritz Hoehn had had enough.

One week after nonchalantly winning his third consecutive Division 2 state title, the North Andover senior entered the All State tournament focused on reversing the losses he'd suffered in his previous three attempts at an overall state title.

Turned out he was pretty emphatic about avoiding another disappointment.

Hoehn recorded his third technical fall in four weekend matches, dominating Springfield Central's Jastice Bolden in a 17-2 win that was stopped with 50 seconds remaining.

"I've never won this before," said Hoehn, who was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler at the upper weights after running his season record to 52-0. "I've lost three times in the finals here so I wanted to make sure I was ready to go. It feels pretty good."

An Edinboro University commit, Hoehn, who also recorded a tech fall over Bolden in a dual tournament earlier in the season, previously had lost title bouts at 138 pounds as a freshman, 152 pounds as a sophomore and 160 pounds last year.

"This is like something over my head because of those three losses being a No. 1 seed," said Hoehn, a two-time fourth-place finisher at New Englands. "So it just feels real good to win this one. It's a big one. I should be going to New Englands (confident)."

Hoehn, who is now 191-15 on his career, also piled up 17 points winning his first two matches before defeating Methuen sophomore Darius Franklin in the semis. In the title bout, he had Bolden on his back in 20 seconds.

Butterbrodt success

St. John's Prep senior Ian Butterbrodt, who last week became the state's all-time leader in victories, claimed his third straight state title.

But it didn't come as easily as most would have predicted for the wrestler who has won 219 matches. In fact, Butterbrodt found himself trailing 4-1 with less than a minute left in the second. But the defending New England champ reestablished control, racking up five points the final 46 seconds of the period for a 6-4 decision over Arlington's Nick Rose.

"He was strong," Butterbrodt said of Rose, who won the D2 title last week. "But that's cool. I'm not really used to feeling someone coming at me hard. So when a kid comes out and gives it his all, it's different."

Methuen medalists

Senior Billy Wehring and sophomore Franklin, the only two Rangers in the tournament finished strong after semifinal losses with third-place finishes

Wehring, who suffered a two-point loss in the semis, atoned for a regular-season loss to Central Catholic's Jack Kiely with a 4-0 win in the consolation semifinals before defeating Woburn's Nick Camacho.

Meanwhile, Franklin rebounded from his second loss to Hoehn in two years, staking a claim on a bright future after his 5-1 win over Catholic Memorial's Josh Beche, who lost to Hoehn in the D2 tourney.

Last year, Franklin's season ended at 27-1 when he tore right-knee ligaments in an 8-4 dual-meet decision to Hoehn.

"He gave me my first loss in my wrestling career," said Franklin, 41-5 on the season. "I was a little nervous coming in. I was kind of afraid, because I didn't know if I could place. But after that first match when I pinned my kid (in 3:22), I wanted to strive for more and go after it.

Area roundup

Pentucket senior Josh Wesolowski continued his outstanding career by finishing third at 132 after dropping his semifinal to D1 champ Russel Fey of Lincoln-Sudbury. A fourth-place finisher last year, Wesolowski scored a 9-2 decision over Mr. Everett's Bradley Lupiani.

Other area placers were Haverhill's Reece Millington (145) and Central Catholic's Donovan Nolan, who both finished sixth, and Lawrence' Rafael Medina (160) and Haverhill's Luc Chretien (195), who both finished seventh.

Coaches honored

Former Methuen star and Pentucket coach Sean Kiley was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Lawrence coach Rob Niceforo was honored with several other coaches for compiling 200 career wins.

Odds and ends

There were five rematches of last week's divisional finals, including three from Division 3. The only two upsets also came from the Division 3 ranks.

Springfield Central's Jonathan Viruet won his third straight All-State title with a 160-pound championship.

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Wrestling, 02/28/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Methuen 2 for 2


 Methuen only sent two wrestlers to this weekend's All-State Meet at Salem High School, but they're both in today's semifinals.

Division 1 state champ Billy Wehring advanced to the 120-pound semis against Sandwich's Greg Zaw with two pins while sophomore Darius Franklin had a pin and 14-3 major decision to reach the 170-pound semifinals.

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Wrestling, 02/27/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Boston Strong

Joe Garfi avoided the pin at 160 against a sectional placer to clinch Pentucket's 42-40 win over Salem (Mass.). Kalon Boston added a key pin at 182.

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Wrestling, 12/12/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Boston Strong

Joe Garfi avoided the pin at 160 against a sectional placer to clinch Pentucket's 42-40 win over Salem (Mass.). Kalon Boston added a key pin at 182.

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Wrestling, 12/12/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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